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03-24-2008, 08:52 PM
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I went the other way- yes. I don't buy the argument that it harms the flow of the game- icing by definition stops the flow of the game and virtually all of these are won by the d-man so it has very limited impact there. I'd describe it as an ounce of prevention for maybe half of a pound of cure- a marginally good tradeoff.
I'll also point out that to frame the "No" answer with "the players should decide the outcome of the game" is a loaded statement. The logical conclusion is that there should be no rules or limits on equipment, hits, actions of any kind as it would inhibit the ability of players to "decide the outcome of the game". Again, in this case, I think the impact of the rule change to the game is marginal.
Besides, I prefer "No, I like seeing 50 seconds of every game frittered away in exchange for the possibility of seeing a devastating injury (like a Jordin Tootoo fight)"
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